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Who shaves their head?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by psd99, 16 Oct 2015.

  1. Parsley

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jan 2003

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    Location: Nott'm

    Why do you say that? I buzz my hair down to a No.1 because if I don't I get horrible eczema on my scalp. I wouldn't change back to letting it grow long either, I'm used to it and genuinely prefer it.
     
  2. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 29 Mar 2003

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    Location: Stoke on Trent

    I can't wait to go to work tomorrow.
    I was growing my hair for both my daughters weddings the first on Jul 3rd.
    I'd got it to a number 9 and was touching it up when I took the clippers through and cut a load off the side.
    This is the only way out.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

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    Same here, it's been a bugger keeping control of the eczema/psoriasis while I let it grow a bit.
     
  4. Parsley

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Jan 2003

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    Location: Nott'm

    If this is something you haven't tried, give it a go.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004H6YKPE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    No idea why the images are what they are, but that's the correct listing (bought some in march).

    Or this.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Head-Shoul...words=selenium+shampoo&qid=1623774005&sr=8-25

    Selenium Shampoo is expensive but having such short hair we only need a small amount each time. It really does work for me though (there are other sorts available, I just know these ones work), alongside the short hair, nothing else helps!

    General anti dandruff shampoos including T-Gel, Charcoal variants and generic Anti-Dandruff options do nothing to help.
     
  5. FBi7

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 19 Jun 2009

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    Location: Central Scotland

    I also have psoriasis on my scalp and behind my ears. I like having longer hair but find longer hair irritates my skin and stops UV light getting to it. So I shave my head with clippers, grade zero. My hair grows fairly quickly so shave it once a fortnight.
     
  6. SexyGreyFox

    Man of Honour

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    I have a proper cream on prescription that works a treat called Dovobet, the only problem is applying it when my hair gets above a number 5.
    I've even bought a fine nit comb so I can scratch them off when the creme has done it's magic, with a number 1 I just wash my scalp.
     
  7. Parsley

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    I fortunately avoided Psoriasis (Dad has it really bad), I don't think that one is something they prescribe for Eczema. I'd rather avoid steroid cream where I can anyhow, already having thinner skin on my fingers from the creams I had to use as a Child, had it pretty bad as a tot! I've mostly grown out of it nowadays, just the odd flare up if I keep on top of it!
     
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  8. Malevolence

    Capodecina

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    It's the only way to go.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. SexyGreyFox

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    Yes I saw that the other day
     
  10. Digital X

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 25 May 2013

    Posts: 9,679

    Location: Kent.

    I'll get a grade 1 tomorrow if I remember and post it here. My last photo was a wreck lol.

    Looking above my Stepad used to rock a mohawk/mohican, bright red like a foot tall. skinny jeans and pink boots. he's still living his punk days lol.
     
  11. Participant

    Caporegime

    Joined: 13 May 2003

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    Location: Warwickshire

    If anyone's interested I'm keeping track of my progress on finasteride (now also alternating with dutasteride) and minoxidil.

    Hair length and lighting conditions are similar, but it's darkened massively which makes it look like there's less light in the picture on the right.

    Going to carry on until 12 months then decide whether there's enough progress to get an HT, or just shave it and say 'at least I tried'.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Hades

    Caporegime

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

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    Location: Surrey

    Aside from the darker colour I think it does look a little thicker in places? I can never see me wanting to use something like that because I've been shaving my head for years. But well done for trying.
     
  13. psd99

    Soldato

    Joined: 7 Sep 2008

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    damn nearly 6 years ago when i started this thread....

    I got a routine going now I usually shave the head twice a week
    I buy whichever r the cheapest razors I can generally £3.99 or so and that'll last me a number of shaves. I also treated myself to a shaving brush lol
     
  14. Malevolence

    Capodecina

    Joined: 21 Oct 2011

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    Just done mine this morning, have a properly defined mohawk now rather than a few mm of 'longer stubble'.
     
  15. MR_Punk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Mar 2004

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    Location: Up t'north

    I started to thin on top so I bit the bullet and went and did a 2 all over, followed a few days later by a 1 then a no guard. Fast forward a couple of months and I'm getting the razor on it most days. I love how "neat" it looks and even more when I get a nice shine to it (bowling ball head!)
     
  16. dave28

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    i just No 2 since i wear a cap half the time. Shaving must be a real faff
     
  17. pinkpound

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    Been wet shaving my my head for about 8+ years now and have suffered from Psoriasis for 20+years . I tend to wet shave once a week and use my Braun series 9 in between , after a shave I use Aveeno daily moisturising lotion on my head and not had a Psoriasis flare up in many years.
     
  18. Cadder

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 25 Nov 2020

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    Wet shaving my head in the shower is so much easier and neater for me than using clippers.
     
  19. Hedge

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    Location: Somewhere in the middle.

    I use a remington quick cut with no guard on my head. I had to accept I was looking a bit thin on top and lockdown was the opportunity to change.

    These days if I go a week without shaving it I feel I look a mess.
     
  20. Cadder

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    Those are the clippers I use. I've had them a couple years now and they seem to be tiring out.